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Interviewee:
Namkung, Johsel, 1919-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Takami, David  Search this
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Names:
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tsutakawa, George  Search this
Yang, Chao-Chen, 1910-1969  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1989 Oct. 5-1991 Feb. 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Johsel Namkung conducted 1989 Oct. 5-1991 Feb. 25, by Alan Chong Lau (1989) and David Takami (1991), in Seattle, Wash., for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project. Namkung discusses his family background and the effect of living under Japanese occupation in Korea; U.S. immigration in the late 1940's; studies in music; his determination to become a photographer, early color photography, his philosophy as a photographer; and the Asian American community in Seattle. Namkung recalls Paul Horiuchi, Mark Tobey, George Tsutakawa and Chao-Chen Yang.
Biographical / Historical:
Johsel Namkung (1919- ) is a Korean American photographer based in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 37 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Korean American art  Search this
Korean American Artists  Search this
Asian American photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.namkun89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-namkun89